Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Zamboanga Sibugay caps killer VisMin stretch with win over Roxas


PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Zamboanga Sibugay capped its string of four straight games with a 72-67 victory over Roxas in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Challenge, Thursday at the Pagadian City Gymnasium here.

Missed chances were the story for the Vanguards down the stretch.

Trailing by just eight with 3:08 to go in the game, Jaymar Gimpayan and Marlon Monte went to the line three times but went 2-of-6 as Anak Mindanao Warrior Lester Reyes converted a putback on the other end, 71-63, with just 1:06 remaining.

Monte and Embons Bonleon connected late for Roxas but it was too little, too late, allowing Zamboanga Sibugay to escape with the win.

“Lagi ko lang silang sinasabihan na control the game. Composed lang dapat lagi, hindi puwedeng mag error nang mag error,” said Warriors head coach Arnold Oliveros. “Dapat maka-convert kami at maka-execute.”

Rhaffy Octobre had a monster double-double off the bench in just 16 minutes, dropping 16 points and 14 rebounds, eight on the offensive end.

He alone almost outrebounded the whole Vanguards squad on the offensive side, 8-10. The Warriors got 29 offensive boards, resulting in 19 second-chance points.

Jan Jamon added 10 points while eight other players scored at least four points for the balanced attack of Zamboanga Sibugay.

The win brought Zamboanga Sibugay to 2-2 for solo fourth spot while Roxas slipped to 1-2, tied with Iligan for fifth.

Monte paced the Vanguards anew with 14 points, six rebounds, and four assists but he also tallied five turnovers.

#ReadMore  Bright Akhuetie nursing sore hand, says Bo Perasol's absence a non-issue

Bonleon chipped in 11 points while Gimpayan and Kentoy Segura registered 10 points apiece.

Debuting James Martinez went scoreless in 13 minutes of action.

Roxas aims for a bounce-back win when it faces Iligan tomorrow at 4 pm. Meanwhile, the Warriors get their much-needed break, returning on Saturday against Iligan as well at 6:30 pm.

The Scores:

Zamboanga Sibugay 72 – Octobre 16, Jamon 10, Camacho 8, Tayongtong 6, Bangcoyan 6, Imperial 5, Foronda 5, Reyes 4, Peñaredondo 4, Sorela 4, Lacastesantos 2, Dumapig 2, Caunan 0.

Roxas 67 – Monte 14, Bonleon 11, Gimpayan 10, Segura 10, Dela Cruz 6, Tabi 6, Valin 4, Mabigat 4, Templo 2, Martinez 0, Abanto 0, Basco 0.

Quarterscores: 9-8, 30-24, 57-50, 72-67.

Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

News

Global Remit was on its way out of the PNVF Champions after dropping its first two matches in Pool B. In order to keep...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Coming off a 23-point meltdown yesterday versus Roxas, Globalport-MisOr vented its ire on Zamboanga Sibugay, 72-61, in the Chooks-to-Go...

3x3 Basketball

PBA 3×3 players rostered in teams taking part in the upcoming Chooks-to-Go MPBL Invitational Tournament may not be able to see action in the...

3x3 Basketball

TNT suffered a huge blow in its ongoing 2021 PBA 3×3 campaign. Prized recruit Jeremiah Gray has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR—Host team Pagadian halted its three-game skid, scoring a 99-82 victory over Roxas in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao...

News

LIPA CITY, BATANGAS—After dropping its first two matches, Global Remit pumped life to its PNVF Champions League campaign after sweeping MRT Negros, 25-21, 25-19,...

Golf

SILANG, Cavite—Harmie Constantino proved a lot better than the rest in an exacting day at Langer, taming the challenging par-71 layout with a 70...

Basketball

It looks like Pasay is welcoming the PBA with open arms. Though nothing is set in stone yet, Commissioner Willie Marcial remains optimistic about...

Advertisement